What do you spend the assessment you do collect on?

Assessments are used to fund activities within each benefit zone, such as the salaries of Park Operations staff, services such as landscape maintenance, restroom cleaning and tree service, and a small portion of administration overhead.  In zones that are adequately funding, projects such as replanting, sport court resurfacing and furniture replacement are also funded.  Well-funded zones also set funds aside for future asset replacement such as playgrounds and shade structures.  

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1. Why have service levels and maintenance at the parks in the Elk Grove West / Vineyard Park area been reduced?
2. How will the service level cutbacks affect the maintenance of parks in Benefit Zone 3?
3. Which parks are impacted?
4. How are park maintenance costs funded?
5. What do you spend the assessment you do collect on?
6. What caused the funding shortfall for park maintenance in Benefit Zone 3?
7. Why does it appear that Jordan Family Park is still being maintained at a higher level if the benefit zone has no funding?
8. Are park maintenance services being reduced at parks in other parts of the District?
9. Why has the basketball hoop at Amundson Park been taken down?
10. What are potential solutions to closing this funding gap and restoring service levels?
11. What can I do as a property owner to help?